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Prepare for Storms

hail pile in parking lot

Photo: Mary Concklin

We had hail on the UConn campus in Storrs during last night’s storm, as did many other towns in the state. It serves as a reminder to prepare for storms and other events ahead of time. Visit the UConn EDEN and Ready.Gov websites for resources and information.

Do “We” Believe in Climate Change

By David Dickson


Over the last year and a half here in Connecticut, we have certainly seen our fair share of extreme weather events – Irene, the Halloween nor’easter of 2011, Sandy, Winter Storm NEMO (no relation to our NEMO), etc. These events have certainly had a big physical and financial impact on our state, but may have also had a broader emotional/political impact.  There is a growing sense that events like these are shifting our national attitudes about climate change. But are they?

I had the pleasure of attending a Climate Change workshop in Santa Monica, CA last week sponsored by the NOAA Sea Grant Climate Change Network. I was there to talk about our awesome Rain Garden App, but left with some interesting insight into what we as a nation think about climate change/global warming.

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